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Join the Center for Global Health at our Global Health Open House on Wednesday, October 10 from 11 am - 2 pm in the Pitt Public Health Commons and 1149 Public Health. 

Below is the agenda for the Global Health Open House, as well as instructions for submission of abstracts for the poster presentation and submissions for the Global Health Photo Display. 


Public Health Commons

10 am - 12 pm - Poster Presentation Set-Up
12 - 2 pm - Global Health Poster Presentation, Global Health Photo Display
12 - 2 pm - Reception with food and drink

1149 Public Health

11 am - 12 pm - Global Health Faculty Grant Presentation
Hear from Drs. Haggerty, Miljkovic, and Nachega, as they give updates on the projects that they have been working on with funding assistance from the Center for Global Health. 
12 - 12:30 pm - International Practicum Session 
Joanne Russell, Director of the Center for Global Health, will give an overview of possible practicum opportunities available for Summer 2019 and tips on planning for an international experience. At the end of the session, students will have the opportunity to meet some faculty members, who are familiar with or leading projects at some of the international practicum sites. 

Please check back, as the Center hopes to add more sessions for the Global Health Open House. 

Minimize Abstract Submission Forms & Poster Presentation Information

Eligibility Criteria: Students currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Public Health and faculty members in the Graduate School of Public Health.

Eligible individuals have two categories in which they can submit an abstract for review: Research and Public Health Practice. The abstract submission form is located at the bottom of this page. 

Research posters should:

  • Introduce/describe the problem – what issues did/were you addressed and why
  • State objectives/aims of the study
  • Describe the methods used
  • State results of the study
  • Include a discussion that interprets the results – what is the public health significance?

Practice posters should:

  • Introduce/describe the problem
  • State objectives/aims of the project
  • Describe the approach taken
  • State results of the project
  • Include a discussion that interprets the results, describes implications and conclusions, (i.e., what is the public health significance?)


  • Poster size no larger than 40” x 60” if professionally printed. Poster can be comprised of several 8.5 “ X 11” prints in black and white
  • Abstract submissions limited to 500 words
  • Abstracts must be submitted on the form below NO LATER than 12:00pm Wednesday, September 26
  • All students who submit an abstract are expected to present a poster on Wednesday, October 10 from 12 – 2 pm in the Commons. Posters can be left unattended if students must leave for class or other obligations. Poster set-up will take place between 10 am - 12 pm in the Commons. Posters will be taken down at 2 pm and unattended posters will be available for pick-up in A310 Public Health for those not able to take down their own posters.

If you have submitted your abstract, please view our poster guidelines here on how to prepare your poster for Global Health Day.  

Minimize Global Health Photo Exhibit Submission Form

Did you complete your practicum this year? Do you have photos that you would like to share with the Pitt Public Health Community? If you answered 'yes' to both of those questions, please download the Global Health Photo Display Submission Form here to learn how to submit your photos for the Global Health Open House. 

Maximize Global Health Abstract Submission Form

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